The name Pockeck is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was a name for someone who was a proud or gaudy person. The surname Pockeck is derived from the various Old English words pecok, pacok, pocok, pehen,
which all mean peacock.
Early Origins of the Pockeck family
The surname Pockeck was first found in Durham
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Pockeck family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pockeck research.Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1604, 1691, 1585, 1585, 1591, 1591 and 1604 are included under the topic Early Pockeck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pockeck Spelling Variations
Pockeck has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Pockeck have been found, including Pocock, Pococke and others.
Early Notables of the Pockeck family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir George Pocock; and Edward Pococke (1604-1691), an English Orientalist and biblical scholar. Born in Oxford, in a house near the Angel Inn... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pockeck Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pockeck family to Ireland
Some of the Pockeck family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pockeck family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Pockecks to arrive on North American shores: John Pocock, who arrived in New England
in 1661; Richard Pocock, who settled in Barbados in 1679; Christopher Pocock, who arrived in Barbados in 1679.
The Pockeck Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Regi regnoque fidelis
Motto Translation: Faithful to king and kingdom.